One fo the movements sweeping through the Open Hardware world is that of the hackerspace: a place where people can communially work on hardware, sharing tools, resources, expertise and encouragement. In Atlanta we have FreeSide Atlanta. From their Meetup Page:

Freeside Technology Spaces, Inc., a non-profit organization, strives to be the best in providing resources and an environment that encourages research, knowledge exchange, learning, and mentoring in the Atlanta community, through  workshops, collaborative projects,  and other activities that develop and support free and open source software and hardware.

So check out their blog. They also have a wiki.

Upcoming FreeSide Atlanta Meetups

Events - Freeside Atlanta

Events - Freeside Atlanta
  • Freeside Atlanta

    Taste of Stop Motion!

    Have you ever seen a stop motion movie and wondered.."Whoa how'd they do that?, How long did that take? How can I do that?"
    Then this is the class for you! We will be going over some brief history of stop motion animation and then you will get some hands on experience.
    This class will break it down to the basics *squash and stretch, fast to slow movements and a little bit in between. Best part is you'll be able to use your phones using a Stop Motion app ( don't worry that is free).

    So sign up for the first Taste of Stop Motion class and get those Stop Motion questions answered!
    * what you'll need to bring to the class yourself ( of course), your phone( the thing that never leaves you hip), A charger ( for your phone duh) and some patience! Everything else will be provided.

    Testimonial from Bill N: "So, I can't tell you how fun it was to just get immersed in the creative process of stop motion! The talent and experience level of our instructor was equally impressive. I'll be back! To friends and strangers alike, I say, come check it out! You'll thank me."

    See you there!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Thursday, December 13 at 5:00 PM


    Price: 15.00 USD

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    We have changed the pricing model for this event: The fee is for one board, and, due to feedback, we learned that some are interested in making cutting boards as couples.

    We support this! The pricing is now "per board", and each board can be made by one person or a couple.

    Thi should be a crafty way to make your own memento of this happy season!

    Handmake, and customize with woodburning, a cutting board for use and show during the holidays!

    Winter holidays should be festive, as in FEAST-ive. Delicacies need a place to sit while and after they are being sliced, and you'll have just the thing!

    Learn woodworking skills, gain experience, and take home an attractive tray. This tray can be used with delicious cheese, sausages, and other delicacies.

    Making your own superior items is great fun, and such items make wonderful gifts that mean more because they were made personally by you.

    Freesider Dave Alvarez (a skilled cabinet maker for over a decade) is giving a class on how to turn a nice piece of wood into an attractive cutting board of your own.

    Freesider Leah Wilson will help you add personalized details to your board utilizing either a hand held wood burner & stencils, or a laser engraver depending on preference. We’ll help you make memorable designs no matter your artistic ability or technical skill.

    The class will explain basic safety first. Students will get experience using woodworking tools such as
    - router
    - hand sander
    - wood burner
    - (optionally) laser cutter (as etcher)

    and materials such as
    - premium wood
    - sandpaper
    - finish stripper
    - food safe mineral oil

    By the end of the class, each attendee will have a finished cutting board, ready for use during holiday festivities!

    The size of the class is limited to six, to reduce bottlenecks.

    Sign up now!

    Freeside is Atlanta's oldest, largest, and best hackerspace / makerspace.


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    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 AM


    Price: 60.00 USD

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    MIG Welding for Beginners is a bimonthly class series that introduces the MIG welding process for hobbyists and home users. MIG (Metal- Inert Gas) is an arc welding process that uses wire fed from a spool to carry the arc and deposit filler metal, while shielded by an inert gas mixture of Argon and CO2. The class focuses on learning the fundamentals of safety, material prep, and tool use for welding on mild carbon steel.

    In this class, you will learn how to prepare and set up a workpiece, set up and safely run the welder, and successfully join pieces of metal together. You will practice running several beads, and then weld small plates together to practice and demonstrate basic joints used in welding. Anything you weld on is yours to take home at the end of the class.
    Meetup Details:
    + Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    + $120 (pay on the Meetup page)
    + Dominic Ryder is the instructor

    What to Wear (required):
    + Long-sleeve 100% cotton button-up shirt (denim or flannel works great)
    + Long work pants
    + Leather or closed toed work shoes
    + Hair pulled back
    + No jewelry

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, December 15 at 12:00 PM


    Price: 120.00 USD